Election 2018

A Virginia Tech political scientists says the high number of Republicans in Congress not seeking re-election is setting the scene for  Democrats to take the U.S. House in the November elections. But when it comes to congressional races in rural parts of Virginia, support for Republicans remains strong.

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Virginia Republicans hoping to upset Hillary Clinton's former running mate in a U.S. Senate race heaped praise on President Donald Trump at a debate Thursday while arguing over who would be more loyal to the president if elected.

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This year’s election is shaping up to be even more competitive than many observers thought, and congressional seats that were considered safe a few years ago are now in play. One Central Virginia congressional district appears to have moved from a safe Republican seat into one of the hottest races this year.

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The controversy over NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem is reaching into the realm of Virginia politics. Now, as Michael Pope reports, one candidate for the United States Senate hopes the issue might bring new attention to his campaign.

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The next congressional election may be a year and a half away, but now is the time when candidates are throwing their hats into the ring. One particular announcement this week is already scrambling the 2018 race.